Figure 8. Permeability of the cell membrane phospholipid bilayers.

Figure 8

Permeability of the cell membrane phospholipid bilayers. Gases, hydrophobic molecules and small polar uncharged molecules can diffuse through phospholipid bilayers. Larger polar molecules and charged molecules such as ATP cannot. Reprinted with permission from Cooper GM, Ed. The Cell. A molecular Approach. ASM Press, Washington, D.C., 1997: 478.

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